Dr. Elie Azoulay

Dr. Elie Azoulay is Professor of Medicine, Specialty Pulmonary Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, at the University of Paris-Cité and Faculty of Medicine, and heaf of the critical care department at the Saint Louis Hospital, Paris.

Dr. Azoulay has coordinated and directed several research groups, including the French FAMIREA Study Group aimed at improving the effectiveness of communication with family members of intensive care unit (ICU); the GRRR-OH research group for the management and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in critically ill immunocompromised patients; and the Nine-I study multinational collaborative group working on immunocompromised patients. His main lines of scholarly inquiry surround acute respiratory failure in immunocompromised patients, non-invasive mechanical ventilation, hematological malignancies in the intensive care unit, and other hematological emergencies. Most of his publications have been seminal studies in the discipline of intensive care medicine, especially in the areas of critical care of immunocompromised patients and ethics. He has published 502 articles, 121 reviews, 40 editorials, and 53 letters, which have been cited 69,257 times, with an H-index of 138 (Google Scholar). 

Dr. Azoulay served as Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine. Under his leadership, the journal’s impact factor grew to the highest in its history, placing it at the top of journals in the field of critical care medicine. He has also served as editor in many other journals, and is in the advisory board of the Lancet respiratory Medicine. 

He is currently the President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).